I’m particularly happy to add this May 1978 American Film article to The Soap Archive for two reasons. Firstly, it brings front-and-center one of the most important forces behind Soap, but someone who is little known to audiences.
Second, it is an excellent glimpse at the shooting of an episode at the time it was being made. The one problem I have with it is the five-day schedule it lays out for the series. While the number of days is fine, pretty much everybody I’ve spoken with from the show remembers what-happened-on-which-day differently from this. Occasionally, the pitfalls of recording something that happened 35 years ago rears its ugly head.
Many thanks to longtime supporter and Soap bubble Jeff Krueger for sending me the hard copy of this piece.